Cherry Blossom has started and the tourists have arrived. As locals (or transplants) we have to give up the idea that this is our city...it's "theirs" now. I just wish Frommers gave them real tips so in order to help the poor lost souls I'm compiling a list:
Stomie's guide to Washington DC
1. Stay out of Southeast
2. While on the Metro:
a)Stand to the right.
b)When the doors open please stand to the side and let others out. We aren't lucky enough to be on vacation and we actually have places to go-like work.
c) Put extra money on your Metro card
d) Study the map before you leave your hotel
3. Don't Drive
4. Get a map of the area before you start wondering around downtown
5. Stay out of Southeast
6. Do some research- you have get tickets for the Washington Monument, Holocaust museum, Capitol building, and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. There is more than one "Smithsonian".
To be Continued